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Hunter Biden moves to dismiss gun charges in special counsel case

The first son's attorneys argued that an aborted plea agreement was to provide him within immunity from gun charges and that he had given up his Fifth Amendment rights to secure that promise.

Published: December 11, 2023 5:12pm

First son Hunter Biden has moved to dismisses the gun charges against him in special counsel David Weiss ongoing probe of his activities.

Biden pleaded not guilty to three counts in October, including two counts of "false and fictitious written statement" and one charge of possessing a firearm while being addicted to drugs.

The first son's attorneys argued that an aborted plea agreement was to provide him within immunity from gun charges and that he had given up his Fifth Amendment rights to secure that promise. The plea agreement fell apart amid mounting public scrutiny of the case amid IRS whistleblower testimony alleging that Biden-appointed officials worked to stifle the worst charges against him.

"As the prosecution told the Court, 'based on the terms of the agreement... we cannot bring firearms charges based on the firearm identified in the factual statement to the Diversion Agreement,'" they wrote, according to The Hill. Nevertheless, the prosecution did just that, by subsequently bringing this Indictment charging Mr. Biden with three felony firearm offenses, which all relate to the firearm identified in the Diversion Agreement’s factual statement."

The plea agreement fell apart in July after attracted considerable scrutiny for its perceived lenient terms.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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